Robert Scoble

  • SXSW from Newtek Studio with Robert Scoble

    Robert Scoble Talks Startups And The Changing Face Of SXSW [TCTV]

    Earlier this week, TechCrunch TV hosted a live show from the floor of the convention center at the South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas and we were really pleased to have technology evangelist and early-stage startup hunter Robert Scoble as a guest. Watch the video above to hear Scoble’s thoughts on how SxSWi has grown over the past decade from a few “geeks… Read More

  • Live Now From SXSW: TCTV’s Webcast with Highlight, Path and Hipmunk Founders (3pm CT)

    Live Now From SXSW: TCTV’s Webcast with Highlight, Path and Hipmunk Founders (3pm CT)

    From the floor of the Austin Convention Center, TechCrunch TV is live with all the latest news from SXSW. Find out what TechCrunch writers have to say about their favorite apps, events, and surprises. TCTV’s Colleen Taylor leads a roundtable with our TechCrunch writers. There was huge pre-show buzz for the app, Highlight. We’ll talk to the Founder Paul Davison and about whether… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang is recording live today at a special day and time. Monday 9am Pacific Time. Guests: Robert Scoble, Danny Sullivan, Kevin Marks, and John Taschek. Recording has concluded. Read More

  • Social Broadcast Network

    Social Broadcast Network

    Google+ is not on this list, yet. Mostly because I haven’t got a handle on its core value as a news trigger. If you’re Scoble, the value is obvious as he is now demonstrating by turning it into his blog. But sooner or later the service will have to decide what it wants to be when it grows up — a conversation hub with no tools for rapid synthesis of knowledge, a social graph… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang on Google+

    Gillmor Gang 7.30.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — covered the gamut between Google+ and well, Google+. The new social platform continues to delight and confound the early adopters in record numbers. @scobleizer remains optimistic that the search giant will roll out filtering features to cut down on the noise of squids, kittens, and well, Scoble… Read More

  • Asking Twitter To Commit Suicide With A Google+ Dagger

    Asking Twitter To Commit Suicide With A Google+ Dagger

    Sometimes, it’s easy for power users to get drunk on that power. I’m as guilty of this as anyone. When I constantly bitch that my Gmail account is SO DAMN SLOW, I forget that I also have a full 20 GB of email — something which Google PR always kindly reminds me. (And I came up with my own solution — quitting email entirely.) Robert Scoble is perhaps… Read More

  • It's Not Scoble's Fault, It's The Algorithm's

    It's Not Scoble's Fault, It's The Algorithm's

    It seems I stirred the pot over the weekend with my post on why I blocked Robert Scoble on Google+. Some of the reaction clearly missed the point I was trying to make. It wasn’t a criticism of Scoble, whose work I like, but a criticism of Google+ algorithms that continually resurface content by those who are popular on the Internet. I follow Scoble on Twitter and we just became friends… Read More

  • Solving The Scoble Problem In Social Networks

    I finally blocked Robert Scoble in Google+. I have absolutely nothing against Scoble. I quite admire him, actually. He’s a great asset to the startup scene and he works damn hard. I’ve met him a few times and I’m sure we’ll meet again. But he was just getting to be way too much. My Google+ feed was dominated by him. I tried to take a half-step and just remove Scoble from… Read More

  • The Coolest Tech Tour Ever: A Look At How SRI Is Augmenting The Human Condition

    Editor’s note: the following is a guest post by Robert Scoble, who studies tech startups and innovators for Rackspace Hosting. His videos usually go up on Rackspace’s Building43. In the post he shares a tour he recently got of SRI International, the Silicon Valley R&D lab where the computer mouse was invented. It also has played a role in many other things, from Disneyland… Read More

  • Robert Scoble on the Death of Privacy

    Keen On… Are We All Becoming Robert Scoble? (TCTV)

    Who doesn’t know Scoble? A-list blogger, Twitter evangelist, Rackspace videographer, serious party-boy, Robert Scoble is one of Silicon Valley’s most ubiquitous and transparent figures – a seemingly fully public personality in our open-sourced age of publicness. In person, though, Scoble isn’t quite Scoble. For all his professions of transparency and his claims that… Read More

  • Corporate Blogging Through the Ages – Skype then and now

    [In her final post from the Travelling Geeks tour to London, Ayelet Noff talks to Scoble and Skype - Ed] My fellow Traveling Geeks companion, Robert Scoble (aka the Scobleizer) and Peter Parks from Skype were interviewed by Renee Blodgett who is the CEO of Magic Sauce Media, Co-founder of The Traveling Geeks and Founder and Producer of We Blog the World. We set up shop on the streets of… Read More

  • Is journalism dead in the 21st Century?

    The Traveling Geeks gathered together for a great turnout (despite the torrential downpours) at the Guardian’s Media Talk (live) podcast. Our agenda was to discuss journalism and it’s rapid change in the 21st Century. Listen here. While more and more newspapers lose their audience and their advertisers, print is quite quickly, becoming obsolete. In the video below you will see… Read More

  • Scoble, Newmark and Foremski talk about the Traveling Geeks trip in London

    Robert Scoble, Craig Newmark and Tom Foremski discuss what they have learned so far on the Traveling Geeks tour in London and what differences they see between Silicon Valley and the London tech scene. Read More

  • Traveling Geeks – On the road in the UK

    Traveling Geeks – On the road in the UK

    The following is a guest post by Ayelet Noff, who is part of the Traveling Geeks contingent of bloggers. This morning we had a breakfast with Tristan Wilkinson, Intel’s Director of Public Sector and other Intel execs. We had an interesting discussion about the use of  technology in the Western world, in developing countries, in the classroom. For example, we talked about how parents… Read More

  • FastCompany.TV Launches: More Scoble, Now On A Beach

    viewNode(“4b7771ec503d4″, {“width”: “450”, “height”: “267”}); Nearly missed this one. The Robert Scoble run FastCompany.TV has launched with more Scoble, more often. In the intro video above Scoble explains what he has planned for the site, complete with a beach scene that is straight out of a daytime soap opera. The site has… Read More

  • Scoble not too hot on Android

    Scoble not too hot on Android

    Not too long after Google’s announcement of $10-million worth of prize money to Android application developers, Robert Scoble has weighed in with a few reasons (seven) why he’s not too keen on the whole deal. He cites the prize money as the very reason that the developer API is "uninspired" comparing the fact that iPhone developers don’t even have an SDK and… Read More